Students from secondary schools in the central city of Da Nang on May 31 crafted 26 replica models of ships, fishing boats and border markers to show their love towards Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The models were then put on display together with nearly 30 prize-winning paintings by juniors, including some depicting scenic landscapes along the banks of the city’s Han River .

Mock-ups of Truong Sa archipelago and the entire Southeast Asia region were also among the exhibits.

The event is expected to encourage each student to safeguard national sovereignty over Vietnam’s seas and islands, said Vice Secretary of the municipal Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Doan Xuan Hieu.-VNA